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In This World (2002)

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Release Date
 USA: Sep 19, 2003
 UK: 17 Nov 2002
DVD Release Date
 R1: Mar 2, 2004

Budget $1,900,000

Official Website:
In This World Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for brief strong language.

Running Time
1 hour, 28 minutes

Country UK

Studio BBC Films, Film Consortium, Revolution Studios

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• The Silk Road (2002)

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Genre: Drama, On The Road, Escape, Political, Society, Suspense, Disturbing

Tagline: The journey to freedom has no borders.

Plot: Winner of the Golden Bear, the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the Peace Film Prize at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival, Michael Winterbottom's In This World tells the story of two Afghan cousins who embark on a refugee's clandestine odyssey from Pakistan to London. Shot on digital video with a non-professional cast, In This World harnesses the immediacy of nonfiction techniques to create an urgent, intimate account of human beings driven by the fundamental urge to create a better life. It is a film that is both timely and timeless, and affirms Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Claim, Welcome to Sarajevo) as a one of cinema's strongest, most original talents.

February 2002, in the northwest province of Peshawar, Pakistan, near the Afghan border. Sixteen-year-old Jamal, an orphan, lives in the sprawling Shamshatoo refugee camp and earns less than $1 a day working in a brick factory. Jamal's older cousin, Enayat, lives in the bustling heart of Peshawar, where he works at his family's market stall. At a wedding banquet, Jamal learns that Enayat's family has decided to send him to London, where prospects are brighter. Jamal knows a man who can facilitate the journey, whom he later introduces to the family. Jamal is also quick to point out that since

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 Directed by
Michael Winterbottom
24 Hour Party People, Jude, The Claim
 Written by
Tony Grisoni
The Island on Bird Street, Queen of Hearts, Weiser
 Music By
Dario Marianelli
The Brothers Grimm, Pride & Prejudice, I Capture the Castle

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